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eCourts Phase II approved by Union Cabinet

The Union Cabinet has approved the second phase of the eCourts Mission Mode Project for Rs 1670 crore to enable information and communications technology (ICT) in courts. This will be done through ‘universal computerisation’, cloud computing, case record digitisation and e-services like e-filing, e- payment gateways and mobile apps among others. Phase II involves the installation of touch screen kiosks and video conferencing at all court complexes and its jails, provision of handheld process service devices and a proposal to use 5% solar energy at court complexes on a pilot basis. Phase I update: - The eCourts Mission Mode Project included the computerisation of 14,249 district and subordinate courts by March 2015, with a total budget of Rs 935 crore. The government claims that as of May 2015, it has completed over 95% of the activities. - It also claims that the ICT infrastructure of the Supreme Court and High Court has been upgraded, provided laptops to 14,309 judicial officers, Case Information System (CIS) software been developed and made available for deployment at computerised courts and case data entry initiated. - It adds that over 3 crore pending and decided cases’ data from over 10,000 courts is available online. The statement also says that it has trained 14,000 judicial officers on the use of the Linux OS Ubuntu, 4,000 court staff has been trained to operate the CIS software. - Interestingly, the government also mentions that a video conferencing facility between 500 courts and its corresponding jails has been set…

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